London scheme boosts cycling but green benefits are sparse

London’s cycle hire scheme has enabled almost six million journeys since its launch. But environmental gains are hard to quantify and are likely to be small

London's Barclays Cycle Hire bikes: six million journeys have been undertaken since it's launch (picture: PC Jones / Alamy)
London's Barclays Cycle Hire bikes: six million journeys have been undertaken since it's launch (picture: PC Jones / Alamy)

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